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“Tulip Festival at Araluen Botanic Park”

Araluen Botanic Park
Ranked #164 of 1,666 things to do in Western Australia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

We visited here this Spring (September 2012) to see the Tulips that had been planted throughout the gardens. A camera is a must.

Other flowers are also planted and wildflowers grow naturally to the side of the paths making for great photos.

Small creeks and ponds flow around the park with open grounds to sit or play with family or you can sit under the shade of trees to enjoy your meals. Free electric barbecues are provided with fixed tables and benches at the main area.

A small imitation train drives around the paths of the park adding fun for the kids.

Best to arrive a couple of hours before 12 noon as it soon was quite crowded and it was good we had finished our lunch and had started enjoying the gardens after. Not sure how it is if you arrive in the afternoon. Opening Times are 9am to 6 pm. Entry fees are reasonable: Adults $4, Family $10 (2 adults and up to 6 children)

I would recommend to bring your own food and drinks whether prepared or to be cooked on the barbecue. This is the reason I only gave it 3/5 in ratings because the gardens are 4/5. There is a Tearoom but when we were there the outdoor veranda seating was taken and mainly they serve just tea, coffee and cakes. A restaurant would be great for those who may have arrived on a tourist bus or for those who do not want to lug an esky around. I must admit I was expecting more when it came to catering for people in regards to eating.

It is a very pleasant drive through the Darling Range to get there (about 1 hour from the city) and we had a very enjoyable day with our friends and I would recommend it. You can visit the Araluen Botanic Garden website for any special events they may have throughout the year.

10  Thank H0tChilli
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Spring, Probably best time to visit the park with beautiful tulips planted. However should have more other local or wild flowers to add more colours in the park.
Not too big park but uphill, downhill walk and nice Cafe in the park serving good coffee and muffin.
Souvenir shop selling quality and beautifully designed items.
Quite a distance from Perth City though about 1 hr journey.

Thank PyanS
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Nice gardens, well maintained but could not believe that you could not buy a drink or get food at 5pm even though the park did not close until 6pm. Please put some effort into providing value for money, I paid $10 to get in. This is Yet another example of the poor customer service found in Western Australia.

1  Thank Danny H
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Had to check out this garden when I read about the tulips in bloom from a brochure. A real great place for flowers and nature lovers. Not exactly a big garden but very well kept. Lots of colorful tulips. A real sight!

1  Thank Chin862
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Amazing garden – miles after miles of trees, shrubs and flora and with all the spring flowers! The different colours and sizes of tulips, daffodils, snowdrops. One attractive shrub was sweet-scented. The rhododendron, camellias, azaleas were spectacular. The rose bushes have just got buds on them. The herb gardens: different herbs in abundance. Very relaxing to hear the sound of the waterfalls from the Perth hills. There are some steps to watch out and some steep hills up and down in certain areas, all depending on where you go. Lots of picnic areas. Beautiful trees with interesting barks. Oh, so lovely and this is definitely a place on top of my list to visit again. Worth the $4 entrance fees.

Thank aster_palms
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